Welcome to the City of Cochran!


The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.

News and Updates




The City Hall office will be closed on Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for Independence Holiday. Our office will be open on the next business day.


Please have a safe and Happy 4th!!!  




 The City of Cochran now has a REPORT A PROBLEM, LEAVE A COMPLAINT or COMPLIMENT SECTION. This link is located on the left side of our website below the City Links section.

Please TRY it out and let us know what you think????



The Cochran City Council will hold a  Called meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:00p.m at Cochran City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street  Cochran, GA  31014.


The Following items will be discussed:

1. Consider approving the advertisement for bids on SPLOST-funded road resurfacing projects.

2. Continue discussion of the proposed FY 2017-18 City Budget.

3. City Auditor Mark Hardison presentation. Mr. Hardison is with the firm of Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker 


Excess Flow Valve Notice

(Posted on 4/14/2017)

Excess Flow Valves (EFV's ) are mechanical shut-off devices that can be installed in the natural gas pipe running to the gas meter at your property (the service line). An EFV is designed to shut off most of the flow of natural gas automatically if the service line breaks, for example, by an excavation accident. Stopping the flow of gas from a broken service line significantly reduces the risk of natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury and/or property damage.


You must request for the City of Cochran to install an excess flow valve on the service line to your property.


If you notify us that you want and EFV we will contact you to discuss your specific circumstances and the cost of installation and maintenance. EFV's cannot be installed on some service lines due to the high gas flow, low pressure or other factors. If you request an EFV we will inform you if your service line can accommodate an EFV.


If an EFV can be installed on your service line and you choose to have one installed, we will set up a mutally agreeable date when we will install and EFV on your service line.


You will be billed the cost to install the EFV, depending on the specific circumstances associated with your service line and property, the cost would be between $1,000 and $1,500.


If, in the future, it becomes necessary to maintain or replace the EFV on your service line, you will be billed $750.


For more information, please click here.



Qualifying Notice 


A General Election for the City of Cochran is to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Elect Three Aldermen and Mayor for the City of Cochran.


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The City of Cochran would like to congratulate the Fire & the Emergency Services Department on receiving their New Lower ratings and Class 5 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).


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(UPDATED 8/10/16)

For information on outdoor watering restrictions, please click here.



Each night, in our community, there are children who go to bed cold because their families can’t afford to heat their homes.  To help with this problem, a program called HEAT (Heating Energy Assistance Team) was launched in 1983. HEAT operates statewide and is available to qualifying households regardless of the type of energy used to heat the home.  By donating now to HEAT, you can help families stay warm this winter.  


The money you contribute will provide direct assistance to those who need it.  All the money donated to HEAT is distributed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.  Over the past 33 years, more than $23 million has been distributed to more than 97,000 families. To help, please make a donation online at www.heatga.org or complete and mail the attached form along with your tax-deductible donation in an envelope addressed to:      



 P.O. Box 451008 

 Atlanta, GA  31145 


The need is overwhelming; therefore, if you are able to make additional contributions in the coming months, please do so.  

Please call HEAT at 678-406-0212 if you have questions. On behalf of others who will stay warm this winter because of your gift, thank you. 


To apply, please click here.



The City has contracted with American Infrastructure Technologies Corporation (AITC) to repair sewer lines and manholes.  Residents may see AITC equipment or vehicles in their neighborhood working on sewer improvements.  If your residence has a sewer back-up resulting from AITC's work, or if you have a question about this project, please call City Hall at 478-934-6346. 



Bulk waste pick-up will be on the second Saturday of each month with the first pick-up on Saturday, July 08, 2017. 

No more than three household items, such as furniture, will be picked up.  Bulk waste is limited to 75 pounds per household. 

Residents should not place their bulk waste at the curb until the morning of the 2nd Saturday of each month, to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.


For more information about Bulk Waste, please click here.


If you have any questions regarding new trash carts, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up please contact the City Hall office.


   If you have questions or concerns with your utility bill, you can call or visit City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street or 478-934-6346.  Please contact the following personnel at City Hall to discuss your bill or to set up an appointment:


Front Desk Customer Service Clerks: 478-934-6346

Bonnie Raffield, Billing Clerk: 478-934-6346

Connie Dupree, Payroll/Accounting Assistant: 478-934-6346

Tracey Hudson, Finance Administrator: 478-934-6346

Tracy Jones, City Clerk: 478-934-6346

Richard Newbern, City Manager: 478-934-6346


The City of Cochran welcomes inquiries or concerns from utility customers.